Uzbekistan became the 60th country whose children have been saved by Save a Child’s Heart.
Two-year-old Husan Anvarov from Uzbekistan, underwent successful life-saving heart surgery on July 17, 2019 at the Wolfson Medical Center in Holon, Israel, through Save a Child's Heart.
Diagnosed with heart disease at birth, Husan suffered from tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart disease that is defined by a combination of four heart defects that commonly occur together.
"I am so glad to be here, especially for the warm welcome we received. I am very grateful to all of you for saving my son's life. I have no words to express my gratitude."
Husan, or Husanboy as he's nicknamed, is a two-year-old boy from Uzbekistan. Husan lives in Oq-Yor village in the province of Andijan, with his mother, father and twin brother in his father's family home. Husan was diagnosed with tetralogy of Fallot, a type of congenital heart
Due to the severity of Husan's case, his family was encouraged to seek care in Tashkent, the capital of Uzbekistan. It was then that Husan's grandfather took Husan on a more-than-5 hour car ride to Tashkent to evaluate the child. Luckily, Uzbekistan's Ministry of Health had already been working hand in hand with Israel's ambassador to Tajikistan and Uzbekistan in Tashkent. Amb. Eduard Shapira is a champion of Save a Child's Heart and helped coordinate the first case that our team treated from Tajikistan - our 58th country, Motivated by that success, Amb. Shapira approached the Uzbeki Ministry of Health to suggest a new partnership with Save a Child's Heart.
Husan was the first child to benefit from this partnership as his application was filed and subsequent travel arrangements were made with the help of the Israeli embassy in Uzbekistan and Amb. Said Rustamov, Ambassador of Uzbekistan to Israel. Before their flight, Husan and his mother were Invited to the Israeli embassy in Tashkent to receive visas to enter Israel and well wishes from the ambassador and his team, who stated,
We, at the Israeli embassy in Tashkent, are very proud to introduce Save a Child's Heart a non-profit organization which helps so many children all over the world. For the first time, a patient from Uzbekistan will be operated on in the framework of this project, and we are very excited. From the bottom of our heart, we wish the young Husanboy a speedy and full recovery.